As for other events this week, there are two important ones. This week my cousin reminded me that it was my Aunt Wynel's birthday. We lost her almost 14 years ago and I still think about her all the time.
|Aunt Wynel, my mother and I at my 1st birthday party|
One night my mom dropped me off at Aunt Wynel's house so I could spend the night with my cousin Christine who is 7 or eight years older than me. I was about 7 years old at the time. My Uncle Lowell had to work that night so my aunt decided to take my cousin and I out to dinner at a local mexican restaurant. When the waitress came to take our order my aunt ordered two virgin strawberry daiquiris for my cousin and I. I had seen my mom drink daiquiris and margaritas and knew that they had alcohol in them and that they were not meant for children. When the drinks arrived I just stared at mine but my aunt kept prompting me to try it. Finally I just broke down crying and told her I didn't want "to be forced to drink alcohol because it's for adults." My aunt tried to control herself but could not resist laughing and then explained to me that "virgin" meant it didn't have any alcohol. My cousin, my aunt, and I all had a good laugh and even though I felt a little stupid, it was ok because I knew Aunt Wynel was laughing with me, not at me. I can still here her laugh today.
Now for another important event. Exactly one year ago today I posted the very first Zendala Dare!!!!!! That first Dare took me 8 hours just to get it posted. I had to figure out so many details and I remember thinking to myself "I'll never do this again!" But we are now up to Dare #53 and I am happy to say it is a much smoother process. I could never have anticipated gaining so many faithful, supportive and interesting readers. I get so many encouraging comments and emails about how much you enjoy the Dare, and that support truly warms my heart. As a thank you I would love to do a giveaway. I am giving away six 2013 Tangle - a - Day calendars by Carole Ohl. Carole writes a great blog, Open Seed Arts, and produces the tangle a day calendars.
The paper is a dream to work on, there is a ton of inspiration, and it is a great canvas to try things out that you may not want to try on your tiles. You may think it is weird to give away a calendar in the middle of April, but to be honest, I don't use it as a calendar. I use it as a way to try out tangles before I incorporate them into a tile and to easily keep track of them. I think you will find many uses for your new calendar, but first you need to enter using Rafflecopter! Each reader to can enter up to 5 times and here's how:
You have probably noticed by now that I updated my blog look 2 weeks ago. In the upper left of the blog you will see some social networking buttons. Some of those buttons are links to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. You get one entry for each one you choose to follow. Additionally you can get another entry by following this blog for a total of 5 entries. If you already follow, you can still enter, just note that you are a follower in Rafflecopter. Enter below and I will post the 6 winners next week!
Zendala Dare #53
Sometime when I create a template, I combine shapes that create new shapes I wasn't trying to create. Sometimes it's good, sometimes not so good. In this case it was a very good thing. I love how this template ended up.
Due to circumstance completely under my control (I forgot to charge my camera battery) you will have to wait until tonight to see my wonderful creation. Make sure to link up below so other's can see your work!
Thank you again for a wonderful year of Zendala Dare submissions, positive feedback and Zentangle commraderie.
I am so thankful for you all!